I love the song in this wedding film. I've been singing it for weeks. One lyric happened to sum up the day quite nicely:
"You’re the sun after the rain, chase away the cloudy days, all I’ll ever need my dear."- This is Love by Jack Etheridge, featuring Marie Hines.
Soon after Michelle and Jamie's first look, a powerful monsoon rolled in. We could see it coming from Canyonlands National Park, and while the Whispering Oaks balcony is a beautiful place to watch a storm, we were worried it would pour for the rest the day. Visibility became terrible; we could no longer see the La Sals, nor the Moab Rim, nor even the cabins just down the hill. Jamie and Michelle hardly stressed and, just as the song said, their love did chase away the cloudy day and their wedding was beautifully sunny.
10 memorable moments
- A dog in a tux and a dog in pearls. Look for them in the film!
- The first look. Michelle's smile as Jamie turned and saw her was so bright and beautiful.
- The abundant Converse Chuck Taylors. Michelle changed into an aqua pair after the ceremony, which was genius because she had to tromp through mud and tall grass during her couple's session. And obviously, they are perfect dancing shoes.
- I set my camera up for a time lapse as the storm rolled in. The storm was more powerful than anticipated and blew my camera right off the balcony. Do not worry, no cameras were harmed.
- While it was storming, no one seemed to stress. In fact they started a game of poker.
- Walkie talkies. Walkie talkies are not only fun but essential for pre-ceremony planning. It makes communication 10x easier.
- The wedding vows. I love when couples write their own vows. When I am editing a wedding film, I always imagine the family watching this 50 years from now. What I would give to watch my parents on their wedding day!
- The way Michelle and Jamie's personality shone throughout the wedding details. The music, the flower girls, the drinks, the groomsmen and bridesmaids and man of honor. The wedding was completely their own.
- Seeing the first yellow aspens of Fall.
- After the ceremony, I had a few moments to film Jamie and Michelle away from the crowd. It was a privilege to film the bride and groom in their first moments alone as husband and wife. They were happy, relaxed, intimate, and in love.